Patent Number: 6,332,221

Title: Thermoregulatory clothing

Abstract: It is an object of the present invention to provide a means by whichclothing may be made more effective in its role in assisting temperatureregulation, by: 1) providing increased heat exchange by means of reducedinsulation (herein defined as "lower insulatory capacity") of temperaturesensitive sites (11, 16, 14)--reducing insulation of temperature sensitiveareas not protected by "fat pads"; and/or 2) providing for increased vaporexchange by means of specific ventilation of temperature sensitive areas(herein defined as "increased ventilatory capacity")--allowing flexibilityfor rapid increases in heat generation owing to facility for improvedvapor exchange e.g. the loss of excess heated air or humidity, by, forexample, convection and evaporation of sweat from the surface of the skin.

Inventors: Gracey; Nicholas Dynes (Warrington Cheshire WA4 5JH, GB)


International Classification: A41B 9/00 (20060101); A41D 13/00 (20060101); A41D 27/28 (20060101); A41D 27/00 (20060101); A41D 001/02 (); A41D 001/06 ()

Expiration Date: 12/25/2014